||We bought this shed to replace a 5x7 gable roof shed that was old and rusty. Our intent was to gain a little extra space and most importantly end up with a better looking shed. Overall, this Duramax 8x6 shed accomplished that goal.
Many others mentioned being disappointed the shed was so thin, I thought this was funny because I've never seen sheds like this which weren't paper thin. Perhaps there are more durable sheds out there but most of the standard ones I've ever seen have been pretty darn flimsy like this one. Par for the course I'd say.
- Overall, a very good looking shed. It's surprising there aren't more shed / lean-to style sheds out there.
- Headroom is really good, we can actually stand up inside.
- Windows are great, much more light inside than other sheds I'm used to.
- As others mentioned it is quite time consuming to assemble. I'm very handy, mechanical...etc so I wouldn't say assembly was hard, but it was definitely time consuming. It feels like the shed is made of about 5000 parts. You'll definitely need a second set of hands for some parts of assembly.
- Instructions were satisfactory but not amazing. Parts were fairly well marked but pieces had very light and difficult to read part numbers.
- I would not recommend the optional metal foundation kit. I thought this would just make for a cleaner look and faster assembly. I also assumed the metal foundation would be slim so there wasn't much of a step up in to the shed vs how tall the wood foundation would be. But I was wrong, the metal foundation is just as tall as the wood. Foundation kit calls for 3 sheets of plywood to be used as flooring which is VERY wasteful. This same area is easily covered with less than 2 full sheets. And, with a 3/4" sheet of plywood costing about $35 the flooring becomes a not insignificant cost. The foundation could EASILY be redesigned to work with 2 sheets. I opted to buy 2 sheets of plywood and cut the floor differently from the directions. To make this reliable I needed to add a couple short sections of pressure treated 2x4 cut to the same thickness as the foundation to be used as supports where the plywood edges meet. This worked very well and saved me about $30. In hindsight I would have skipped the optional foundation kit and built my own to save more.
- Step up into the shed is about 2" which is really annoying. The door threshold design is very poor. With this high of a step up the threshold should have had a built in ramp. But instead there's just a sharp metal edge sticking out. Now I'll need to build a small ramp to allow easy rolling of my lawn mower into the shed and to cover up the sharp exposed metal edge.
Overall, a good shed. Not industrial quality but stylish compared to other sheds on the market.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]